In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:
In response to DanishPastry's comment:
I'm not saying he is a HoF-receiver, but less is needed to make the roster. Edelman is a 30-40 catches pr. season kind of guy, and thats fine! Plus he is a good PR, averaging more than 13 yards pr. PR over his career, with 3 TDs to boost.
If he doesn't make the team, then who does in his place? As of now it could be Aiken or Jenkins, but why? Do they bring something special to the table either as a receiver or in the return game?
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It might be another TE or running back, too, that beats him out. Or even a defensive player. All depends on how important Edelman's punt return skills are (does anyone beat him out there?) and how critical they see him as a back-up to Amendola.
Could be a TE or a RB beats him, I just don't see it happening.
With so much uncertainty around the wide receivers, I think they will carry 6 - with Slater being a WR only on paper.
Plus, I actually like Edelman. He is not big, and from time to time his hands are questionable, but he is good in the slot, has Bradys' trust, is a hard worker, and has shown he understands the offense - which by all accounts is higly complex compared to other teams.